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Table 1 General characteristics of students and schools included in the programme

From: Promoting healthy eating and physical activity among school children: findings from Health-E-PALS, the first pilot intervention from Lebanon

  School pair 1 School pair 2 School pair 3 School pair 4 Total Schools
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
No. of students 21 23 79 66 51 56 41 37 193 181
School Type Private Private Private Private Public Public Public Public 4 4
Average Students /class 21 23 26 22 25 28 20 19 23 23
Gender           
Male% (n) 38 (8) 52 (12) 55(43) 52 (39) 59 (30) 55 (31) 71 (29) 46 (17) 57(111) 53(93)
Female% (n) 62(13) 48 (11) 45 (36) 48 (27) 41 (21) 45 (25) 29 (12) 54 (20) 43(82) 47(88)
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age (yrs.) 9.6 0.6 9.3 0.5 10.4 0.5 10.2 3.5 10.6 1.2 10.4 1.2 10.4 1.2 9.9 1.1 10.3 0.9 10.1 1
BMI 20.2 3.6 9.3 0.5 20.8 4 19.9 3.5 18.9 3.8 17.3 3.2 18.4 3.8 18.5 3.3 19.7 4 18.8 3.5
Waist circumference 69.9 9.2 66.8 7.8 75.1 11.5 72.6 9.7 68.8 8.7 65 9.1 65.7 8.5 68 8.7 70.9 1.1 69.8 1